October 1, 2022

PHOTOS: Trees and community take center stage at Englewood Forest Fest

Saturday saw the return of music, dance and art to Englewood Park in northeast Salem.

The Englewood Forest Festival was back from a two-year pandemic hiatus with a diverse range of performers and activities for people of all ages, from face painting to Dutch oven cooking and readings from local authors.

The annual festival is held in one of Salem’s oldest parks and aims to showcase the natural landscape and environment, as well as arts and culture.

Olivia Tucker has her face painted by Mary of Living Art at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paradise of Samoa, the Salem-based Polynesian dance troupe, perform at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
John Yoder of Salem Environmental Education shows a family how fish breed in gravels at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
It’s a family affair at Uneekee Pottery. The whole family, Tim, Autumn and Addie Hofer work together to make their fun mushroom planters and mugs which they sell at their stall at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Some of the many colorful wares for sale at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Artist Susan Napack holds one of her tiny, felted “corona cacti” in her stall at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Ty Curtis Band, always a popular Salem favorite, plays at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Clinton O’Brien of Tidal Treasures completes a purchase for a customer at her booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paradise of Samoa, the Salem-based Polynesian dance troupe, perform at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Jackson Jefflet tries out a waterproof banjo at the Willamette Valley Music Company booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Isaac Engel and Leah Burleson play classical guitar and cello on stage at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Friends of Trees staff educate Englewood Forest Festival attendees about the different types of trees that grow in Salem and the service they provide to the community on Saturday, August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Report)
Scout members Stanley House and Henry Labrie demonstrate Dutch oven cooking for festival goers to sample later at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Sarah Hoggart, a sixth generation Salemite who has written and published a number of books and poetry at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Dancers from the Premier Academy of Performing Arts rehearse ahead of their show at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
City of Salem Library Assistant Heather Yehnert came prepared with appropriate reading materials to the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, August 13. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Sales were strong and buyers were pleased with the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A bouquet of fused glass works by artist Daryle Ryder at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Stephania Fregosi dyes her own wool. She tries to buy wool from those who farm sustainably. She also spins and knits. Her wares were on display at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paula Santas shows how she assembles and creates one of her ‘window beauties’ which she makes from seashells and old glass windows at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A dancer listens to music by Ty Curtis at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Ty Curtis Band, always a popular Salem favorite, plays at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Englewood Forest Festival attendees line up outside food carts on Saturday, August 13. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The audience enjoying the performance of the band Ty Curtis at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday August 13. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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